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Using the Bank


Published 1947


Banking services and procedures in the pre-computer era.


Run time 10:24
Producer Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

Shotlist

MAN DEPOSITS CASH & CHECK IN SAVINGS ACCOUNT, RECEIVES INTEREST, BORROWS MONEY FOR HIS BUSINESS, SIGNS NOTE FOR IT, OPENS CHECKING ACCOUNT, ENTERS TRANSACTIONS IN CHECKBOOK, & GETS CHANGE FOR HIS STORE. SHOWS BANK VAULT, WORK OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.

Ken Smith sez: Frank Adams wants to open a hardware store, so he goes to see friendly Mr. Smith at the Elmville National Bank. Mr. Smith is more than willing to lend him the $1000 he needs to start his business, and everybody benefits. This dull film (which EBF revised in 1951) is filled with primitive banking techniques and an honest, straightforward attitude toward money that has long been forgotten.

BANKS CASH CHECKS SAVINGS INTEREST BUSINESS LOANS NOTES ACCOUNTS CHECKBOOKS COIN RETAIL STORES VAULTS FEDERAL RESERVE
Banks and banking Finance Money Economics
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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - August 23, 2005
Subject: "Good Place For A Hardware Store!"
A rather simple film about bank procedures here.
Frank Adams goes to the bank a lot to deposit money (he doesn't seem to take any out). We see what happens to his deposit (remember bank books?) and how the money is deposited in the bank. Then we see Frank Adams' real reason for saving his pennies. He wants to open a hardware store! After a riotous interview with the bank manager who knows a thing or two about location location location, he gets his hardware store, writes checks, and runs out of change. Wee.
Reviewer: cashel - - February 14, 2004
Subject: a useful film
This film might serve two valuable functions...1.Are these banking practices primitive ,outmoded and superseded? An increasing number of people are thinking otherwise. In Austalia, many community banks have been established. We have seen the big banks depart from country towns and the towns facing economic death. Many small towns have established their community banks and the local businesses survive because residents bank and shop in their town 2 The film could serve as an introduction to a timely new documentary. The closure of the bank branches and reliance on computer related transactions , has produced a social disease..People no longer have access to trusted financial advice and turn to illinformed and often dishonest financial advisors..They have lost billions and often their lifesavings I have revised this review. My former 5 stars was too high Present raing is anacknowledgement of debt to the filmmaker
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